Tea Party darling and potential Republican candidate for president in 2016 (because Tea Party loons are STILL Republicans) “Dr” Ben Carson in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo when asked if whether being gay is a choice, Carson responded: “Absolutely.”
“Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question,” Carson said.
Carson stated that because of gay sex happens in prison by “straight” convicts that it “thwarts” the notion that homosexuality isn’t a choice.
Carson also said he believes the issue of allowing or restricting same-sex marriage should be decided on the state level, rather than by federal courts adding that he believes it’s possible to grant the legal rights that accompany marriage to same-sex couples, or any couple without redefining “marriage”.
“Why do gay people want to get married? Why do they say they want to get married? Because they want to have various rights — property rights, visitation rights,” he said. “Why can’t any two human beings, I don’t care what their sexual orientation is, why can’t they have the legal right to do those things? That does not require changing the definition of marriage.”
Andrew Shrivill the ex- ssistant state attorney general of Michigan who was fired in November after public outrage after stalking, harassing and starting a blog that slurred openly gay University of Michigan assembly president, Chris Armstrong, as a racist with a “radical homosexual agenda”
A recent report has now stated that Shirvell has a long history of anti-LGBT harassment according to report compiled by the attorney general’s office sending e-mails to a former state representative and others that included gay slurs, and also Shirvell harassed Armstrong’s friends as they were socializing in Ann Arbor and made numerous calls to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office while Armstrong was working there as an intern.
After Shirvell’s harassment of Armstrong became known national criticism erupted last fall. The attorney general’s office drew more than 22,000 e-mails, 150 letters and 940 phone calls, most advocating for Shirvell to be fired. Attorney General Mike Cox said at the time that the firing came after a state investigation revealed that Shirvell “repeatedly violated office policies, engaged in borderline stalking behavior and inappropriately used state resources.”
Armstrong and his lawyer Deborah Gordon petitioned the state Attorney Grievance Commission to have Shirvell disbarred. That process is still ongoing. Gordon said Armstrong has not ruled out further legal action against Shirvell